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US Election Live Updates: ‘Stop the Steal’ and ‘Count the Vote’ Protests Erupt in Nevada, Michigan

On 3 November, US voters headed to the polls to vote in the 2020 presidential and congressional elections, but uncertainty remains over when the results will be known, given the record influx of mail-in ballots.

US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are neck and neck as the race for the presidential election comes down to the wire with four battleground states close to finishing their vote counts.

Hours after polling places closed on 3 November, both President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden claimed that they were on the path to winning.

As votes are still being counted, some states have said that they will only have some votes counted later this week.

Biden so far has secured 264 electoral votes after winning the state of Michigan, while Trump has 214 electoral votes. 270 electoral votes are required to be declared the winner.

The Trump campaign has alleged for months that fraud may result from the mail-in ballot process, as a last-minute count delivered a narrow win to the president’s rival in Michigan. On Wednesday, the campaign filed lawsuits in the key toss-up states of Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania in order to stop the counting of ballots

09:54

Some US Election Observers Removed From Absentee Ballot Counting Room in Michigan, Reports Say

Several observers of the 2020 US presidential election have been removed from a room where absentee ballots for the state of Michigan are being counted, and many more who claim to be election observers or challengers have been locked out of the facility, the CNN broadcaster reports.

A correspondent from the broadcaster who was at the scene on Wednesday evening said that roughly 134 Republican observers or challengers were inside the counting room at the TCF Center in Detroit.

Several individuals were removed from the facility after tempers flared, the reporter said.

According to video footage from the room carried by other media outlets, staff in the counting facility later proceeded to board the windows up to stop those who were locked outside from viewing the process.

Incumbent President Donald Trump tweeted a link to a Breitbart story covering the incident in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Trump earlier said that he would claim victory in Michigan if, in fact, a large number of ballots have been secretly dumped, which the incumbent president said had been “widely reported.”

Michigan is a key battleground state that looks set to decide the eventual winner of the 2020 US presidential election. Trump led in the state until the counting of absentee ballots began and the Fox News broadcaster called the state for Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday afternoon. 09:07

Police in New York Detain Around 60 People During Post-Election Protests, Reports Say

Demonstrators take part in the “People march because the fight continues rally the day after Election Day in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., November 4, 2020

Police in New York Detain Around 60 People During Post-Election Protests, Reports Say

09:00 GMT 05.11.2020MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Peaceful protests in Manhattan in the wake of the US presidential election grew into clashes with law enforcement and scattered acts of arson, resulting in around 60 arrests, The New York Times reported on Thursday. Read more 08:10

Trump Leads Biden by 0.5% in Battleground State of Georgia With 95% of Votes Tallied So Far – Edison Research

07:54

Maricopa Elections Office in Phoenix Closes Building Amid Pro-Trump Protest

Several hundred supporters of US President Donald Trump protested outside the Maricopa County Elections Department building in Arizona’s capital, Phoenix, late on Wednesday night, as vote counting continued, US media report.

The protesters chanted “count the votes,” as local sheriff’s deputies arrived at the elections office wearing full tactical gear, The New York Post reported shortly before midnight on Wednesday.

According to ABC15, the protest in Phoenix started at around 07:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday (02:30 GMT on Thursday). Demonstrators tried to get inside the Maricopa County Elections Department building.

According to the local KTAR-FM radio station, the Maricopa County Elections Department closed the building over concerns about possible unrest at around 10:30 p.m. local time (05:30 GMT on Thursday).

The elections department said in a statement in the early hours of Thursday that it was going to continue counting the votes as planned.

“Staff at the @maricopacounty Elections Department will continue our job, which is to administer elections in the second largest voting jurisdiction in the county. We will release results again tonight as planned. We thank the@mcsoaz [Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office] for doing their job, so we can do ours,” the statement, released on Twitter, says.

CNN reported citing two anonymous sources on Wednesday that Trump’s campaign was considering taking legal action in Arizona and Nevada as votes were still being counted.

07:44

Biden Has 50.5% of the Vote in Arizona; Trump Has 48.1% With 86% of Votes Counted So Far – Edison Research

07:39

Riot Declared in Portland, Oregon as Governor Activates National Guard Amid Election Uncertainty

A protester lights an American flag on fire during a demonstration Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Portland, Ore

Riot Declared in Portland, Oregon as Governor Activates National Guard Amid Election Uncertainty

06:31 GMT 05.11.2020As the presidential vote count is still ongoing in key American battleground states, the Trump campaign has announced that it will now file lawsuits to stop accepting new ballots in Pennsylvania and Michigan, citing a lack of access to oversee the counting process by Republican observers. Read more

07:38

Democrats Reportedly Mull Replacing Pelosi as Election Fails to Trigger ‘Bloodbath for Republicans’

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi adjusts her face mask as she announces her plans for Congress to create a Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office Act, after U.S. President Donald Trump came down with coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during a Capitol Hill news conference in Washington, U.S., October 9, 2020.

Democrats Reportedly Mull Replacing Pelosi as Election Fails to Trigger ‘Bloodbath for Republicans’

07:36 GMT 05.11.2020Ahead of the US election, Democratic Party officials, buoyed by forecasts from pollsters, had been hoping for double-digit gains to their majority, yet early returns had provided a reality check that is being touted as the harbinger of strategic changes to come within their ranks. Read more

06:28

Supporters of Donald Trump Protest Outside Maricopa County in Arizona

06:28

US Presidential Campaign Marked by Tremendous Amount of Censorship, Ex-Senator Says

A person speaks on a stage as labor union activists rally at a park near the White House the day after the 2020 U.S. presidential election in Washington, U.S. November 4, 2020

US Presidential Campaign Marked by Tremendous Amount of Censorship, Ex-Senator Says

06:26 GMT 05.11.2020WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The 2020 US presidential campaign was marked by severe censorship by social media platforms, and the media kept people in the dark on the scandal around Joe Biden’s son so that they could not accurately evaluate the candidate, former Virginia State Senator Richard Black said. Read more 05:54

Swedish Prof Calls Biden ‘Obviously Mentally Handicapped’ as He Slams ‘Biased’ Media Coverage

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden pauses as he speaks in Wilmington, Del., Friday Sept. 4, 2020

Swedish Prof Calls Biden ‘Obviously Mentally Handicapped’ as He Slams ‘Biased’ Media Coverage

05:36 GMT 05.11.2020Paleoconservative professor of political science Claes Ryn previously ventured that it did not matter so much who won the presidential race in the United States, as the country was largely controlled by a kind of non-elected “permanent government”. Read more

05:54

Netizens Irate Over #SharpieGate as Officials Quash Speculation Trump Votes Deliberately Invalidated

People cast their ballots for the upcoming presidential elections as early voting begins in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S., September 24, 2020.

Netizens Irate Over #SharpieGate as Officials Quash Speculation Trump Votes Deliberately Invalidated

05:51 GMT 05.11.2020As the vote tally in the US presidential election continues, with Donald Trump currently trailing his opponent Joe Biden, having secured 214 electoral votes against the Democratic candidate’s 264, the POTUS’ campaign has denounced the counting of votes, claiming “massive cheating”, and has initiated lawsuits. Read more

05:06

Trump Supporters Chant ‘Stop The Steal’ Outside Clark County Election HQs in Nevada

04:36

Trump Leads Biden by 0.6% in Georgia With 95% of Vote Counted So Far – Edison Research

04:28

Trump Gains 50.7% of Vote, Biden Has 48.1% as 89% of Votes Tallied in Pennsylvania – Edison Research

03:52

Videos: Post-Election Protest in NYC Becomes Stand-Off Between Activists, Police Officers

Policemen are seen following a protest march the day after Election Day in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., November 4, 2020.

Videos: Post-Election Protest in NYC Becomes Stand-Off Between Activists, Police Officers

03:35 GMT 05.11.2020On Tuesday, Americans flocked to polling stations to vote and elect the next US president, choosing between the incumbent POTUS, Donald Trump, and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. While the final results are not yet in, activists have hit the streets in several US cities. Read more 03:01

Biden Campaign Launches Transition Website

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has launched a transition website, although the final election results have not yet been announced.

“The American people will determine who will serve as the next President of the United States. Votes are still being counted in several states around the country. The crises facing the country are severe — from a pandemic to an economic recession, climate change to racial injustice — and the transition team will continue preparing at full speed so that the Biden-Harris Administration can hit the ground running on Day One”, says the single statement currently posted on the website. 02:26

Biden Narrows Trump Lead in Georgia to Under 1% With 98% of Votes Counted

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is catching up to President Donald Trump in the battleground state of Pennsylvania with 89 percent of votes counted, results from Fox News showed.

The results showed on Wednesday night that Biden narrowed Trump’s lead to 50.9 – 47.9 percent. 02:23

Trump Leads Biden by 3% in Key State of Pennsylvania With Nearly 90% of Votes Counted – Fox News

01:31

Michigan State Secretary Calls Donald Trump’s Lawsuit ‘Frivolous’

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Wednesday stated that a lawsuit filed by the Trump administration seeking to stop vote counting in the state is “frivolous”.

She also noted that every valid ballot has been counted in Michigan. 01:24

At Least 10 Detained During Post-Election Day Protests in New York City

Police in New York City arrested at least ten people during protests that started after election day, a Sputnik correspondent has reported.

According to a report, people carried flags supporting Joe Biden and chanted insults at police officers. 00:30

Nevada Reportedly Delays Releasing Its Election Results Until Tomorrow

According to multiple reports, Nevada will release its election results on Thursday at 9 a.m., local time. 23:00

Joe Biden Wins Michigan Gaining 264 Electoral Votes in Total, AP Call Suggests

Democratic candidate Joe Biden wins the state of Michigan, approaching 270 electoral votes, according to The AP call. 

Pennsylvania, Alaska, Nevada, Georgia and North Carolina remain to be called. 22:20

Rudy Giuliani Hints Trump Camp May Bring ‘National Lawsuit’ Amid Unsubstantiated Voter Fraud Claims

Rudy Giuliani Hints Trump Camp May Bring ‘National Lawsuit’ Amid Unsubstantiated Voter Fraud Claims

21:52 GMT 04.11.2020Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor who became US President Donald Trump’s lawyer and adviser, told members of the press in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday the campaign would be filing several lawsuits, possibly even at the national level, to shut down the vote counting in the Keystone State. Read more

22:01

Trump Says He Has Won in Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina

Donald Trump said in his Twitter Wednesday that he has won in states of Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina, adding that he can claim Michigan if “there was a large number of secretly dumped ballots as has been widely reported”.

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